Marilyn Monroe’s Los Angeles Home Could Soon Be Demolished

The owners of the Los Angeles home where actress Marilyn Monroe lived before her death and where her body was discovered have filed to demolish the $8.3 million bungalow. The city gave a green light for investigators to check the plan for demolition, but a formal permit has yet to be granted. Monroe purchased the hacienda-style bungalow in February 1962 for $77,500 ($790,000 today). Her body was discovered just 6 months later on August 5th. The most recent owners of the 2,900-square-foot home have not disclosed the reason behind their desire to demo the home. The home was originally built in 1929 and has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the upscale neighborhood of Brentwood. The home boasts beamed ceilings, terracotta tile floors, casement windows, and a large yard with a pool and a citrus orchard. An oddly fitting message on the home's front door reads Cursum Perficio, Latin for "My Journey Ends Here.”